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April 2017

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Central Coast Botanic Garden Tours: Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden
April 26
10:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Tour the natural gardens on the Central Coast and marvel at their incredible variety. Enjoy lunch in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo on your own. The Santa Ynez Valley trip will have lunch included.

Tours depart from the Vets Hall in Solvang. The cost is $20 for each trip or $50 for all three trips. The other two trips are to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (April 19) and the San Luis Obispo Botanic Garden (May 3).

Register online at or call 688-1086.

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Montana de Oro & Spooner Ranch House Excursion
April 27
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Montana de Oro (Mountain of Gold) excursion is on Thursday, April 27, from 8:30 am to 5 pm and will be guided by Elverhoj or Wildling Museum curators. The area is named for its spring golden wildflowers. Enjoy a private tour of the renovated historic Spooner Ranch House. PLus there will be time to explore the rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches and tide pools. You can lunch on your own in Morro Bay, do waterfront sightseeing and an optional visit to the Museum of Natural History. The tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility.

The cost is $20 and departs from the Vets Hall in Solvang.  For more information and reservations, call (805) 688-1086 or visit

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Wildling Presents Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region
April 28 - May 29
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature is proud to present its newest exhibition Private Collections of the Santa Barbara Region, comprised of artworks borrowed from the private collections of its members.
The art we choose to hang in our homes not only lives with us, but inspires, comforts, and challenges us. In organizing this exhibit, Executive Director, Stacey Otte-Demangate visited homes throughout the Santa Barbara County and was delighted in seeing so many artworks of our local area. She was met with unique stories of how a piece was acquired and why it was so special to them. Some collectors create a cohesive collecting theme surrounding a particular style, genre, or subject matter. Other collectors choose works based on their personal ties with an artist or because pieces have been handed down from generation to generation. While there was a true diversity of collections, a common thread that ran through them all was the passion for collecting landscapes of the region they call home - the Santa Barbara region.
The artworks collected by Wildling members are not only of outstanding quality, but a fantastic testament to the uniqueness of the area we call home. From historic to contemporary, these selections display the hills, coastlines, missions, and natural monuments that we have grown to love. The works capture a special sense of place and time, and expose the deep and abiding importance that nature plays in our lives.
 A sampling of artists included in the exhibit are John Iwerks, David DeMatteo, Phoebe Brunner, Annie Yakutis, Marcia Burtt, Richard Schloss, Dewitt Parshall, Lockwood de Forest, Nicole Strasburg, and Ray Strong.

For more information contact or (805) 688-1082.

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Vintage & Vino Outdoor Marketplace
April 29
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

April 29th, 2017

Please contact:

Helix Tasting Room Parking Lot

140 Industrial Way

Buellton, CA 

Free Entry for Shoppers!

‚ÄčVintage & Vino is a NEW pop-up style vintage market designed to create a unique vintage shopping and wine tasting experience in the up and coming Industrial Way District in Buellton..Vendors will be focused on all things vintage including decor for home & garden, upcycled and repurposed furniture, accessories, vintage clothing, jewelry & antiques. Come and enjoy a Sparkling Mimosa or 239 mixer to sip at Helix Tasting Room while getting a jump on your holiday shopping ...even score amazing Vintage junk!

Phone: 805-694-8864

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Tai Chi and Qigong with Don Fiore
April 29
9:30 AM

Join an easy session of Tai Chi and Qigong, in association with World T'ai Chi-Qigong Day, at Old Mission Santa Ines with certified instructor Don Fiore. This is a FREE class. For more information, call 480-208-1471.

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The Mastersons
April 29
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

April 29, 2017

Standing Sun LIVE 


The Mastersons

"The first thing people usually ask us is 'What's it like as a husband and wife playing music together?,'" says Chris Masterson. "We always say that the lows are low, but the highs are really high."

There are plenty of highs on Good Luck Charm, the second album by The Mastersons, the collaboration that Chris shares with his marital and musical partner Eleanor Whitmore. Generously filled with infectious melodies, instinctive harmonies and vividly insightful lyrics, Good Luck Charm embodies the uncanny rapport that singer- guitarist Chris and singer-violinist-guitarist Eleanor have developed in their experiences living, touring and making music together.

The Austin, TX-based duo's lilting songcraft and charismatic chemistry have already won over listeners around the world, thanks to the couples ongoing status as members of Steve Earle's band The Dukes, their frequent opening sets for Earle, and their critically-lauded 2012 debut album, Birds Fly South.

Although Good Luck Charm is the Mastersons' second album, in many ways it's their first full-on collaboration. Whereas Birds Fly South consisted largely of songs that they'd composed individually, all of Good Luck Charm's material was co-written by Chris and Eleanor, giving the material added depth as well as a powerful collective lyrical identity that's matched by their expressive harmonies.

"This is a more purpose-driven record," Eleanor states. "The first record was kind of his/hers, but this one is entirely ours."

"Playing a few hundred shows has really solidified us as a band and focused our vision for the new record," Chris observes. "Every song is crafted for the two of us. When we made Birds Fly South, it just seamed like a good idea to do a record. Now we know it is."

Good Luck Charm – recorded with noted producer/engineer Jim Scott, whose resume includes work with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco and the Dixie Chicks – raises the stakes with 11 emotionally precise new songs that are firmly rooted in sometimes-harsh reality, yet which radiate with hope and optimism….Read more at

Doors open 7pm/Show starts 7:30* 
All ages show! 
$15 Standing Room / $20 Reserved Seating 
Food by Tipsters Catering Food Truck!

Phone: 8056919413

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Buscador Winery Grand Opening
April 29
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Busador Winery Grand Opening party will be a combination of celebrations. We're celebrating the opening of the winery/tasting room and Matt's (owner and winemaker's) 50th birthday.

Taste 6 wines for $12 during this one time event. 

Food: Cal Tacos food truck and the Elk's burger and dogs

Music: The band Blister Chicken plays from 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Stuff: Vintage and Vino in the parking lot from noon to 4:00pm

#loveyoursearch #buscadorwine 


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This Traveling Trunk Show
April 29
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Twenty plus artists, make and take projects, demos, food and more will be part of this trunk show.

Location: Windmill Nursery, 925 W. Hwy 246 in Buellton.

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3rd Annual "Meals on Wheels" Golf Tournament
April 29
9:00 AM

Join us for a day of golf and fun at Zaca Creek Golf Course for the 3rd annual "Meals on Wheels" Golf Tournament to benefit the Buellton Senior Center "Meals on Wheels" program. Lunch afterwards will be provided by the Santa Ynez Elks. A raffle and silent auction will be part of the activties.

Money raised by this fundraiser will help feed needy seniors in the Buellton area.

The Format is a 4-man Scramble, Shotgun start at 9 am. Sign -in starts at 8 am. Please call Zaca Creek Golf Course for sign-ups. Individuals are welcome to sign up and will be grouped with a team.

Tee Sponsorship signs are available for $100 to advertise your business. $40 is the suggested donation to play. Hole-in-One and closest to the pin prizes will be awarded.

Course location: 223 Shadow Mountain Drive, Buellton, (805) 691-9272.

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14th Annual Spring Barbecue
April 30
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature for its Fourteenth Annual Spring Barbecue Fundraiser at the lovely Rancho San Antonio in Buellton on April 30th, 2017. Every spring the Wildling Museum holds its famous Annual Spring Barbecue at a beautiful outdoor venue somewhere in Santa Barbara County. It is a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon at a private ranch or farm, and meet fellow Wildling supporters and nature and art lovers.  Enjoy delicious Valley wines, appetizers and exciting raffle prizes and silent auction items. Feast on a delicious barbecue dinner provided by our friends at Santa Ynez BBQ, while enjoying toe-tapping music!  The Spring Barbecue is the perfect event to enjoy an afternoon with friends new and old and support a local nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to awaken a passion for nature and wilderness conservation.


Become a BBQ sponsor and your name will be linked with an event that over 2,800 people will be exposed to through our various promotional opportunities. Sponsors will be invited to an exclusive VIP reception before the start of the event to meet the ranch owners and mingle with our VIP guests. Partnering with the Wildling for the primary fundraiser of the year is a wonderful way for you to help the Wildling to continue to offer the quality exhibitions, programming, and educational outreach that we provide to our Santa Barbara County community, and expose your brand to a great demographic of people who love art and the great outdoors.


Contact Stacey for more information: or (805) 686-8216

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Spring Fling Fundraiser for Friendship House
April 30
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Friendship House Auxiliary fundraiser, Spring Fling, will take place on Sunday, April 30, from 12-3 pm on the patio of the Solvang Festival Theater. Enjoy food, wine and the live music of Seth Shomes.

For more information, call 805-686-2962.  The cost is $45.

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Dodgers vs Phillies
April 30
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Join us for a Day of Dodgers!

Dodgers vs Phillies - April 30, 2017 - Only $83.00 per person!

We take the hassle out of getting there so you can sit back and enjoy this fun event with your friends or family!

Price includes ticket to the game and transportation. All Seats are in Reserve MVP Section. (Second level up, behind home plate.) Visit our website for more information:

Latest News:
The Philadelphia Phillies set a franchise record Saturday with 12 runs in the first inning during their 17-3 win over the Washington Nationals. 

On Monday, the Dodgers acquired minor league right-hander Joe Gunkel from the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named or cash.

Phone: 805-964-7759

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Buellton Library Ice Cream Social
April 30
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Buellton Library present the Buellton Library Ice Cream Social.

*Free Ice Cream Sundaes

*Live Music by Jim and Doug Country Music

*Come meet the new branch manager

*Homemade Tamales Pre-sale

*Crafts for all ages

*Raffle to help fund the library.


Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the music.

Phone: 805-688-3115

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